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The 27th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 5 officers and 67 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 62 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by two monuments at Gettysburg.

1861
January Organized at Philadelphia under Colonel William F. Small
April 18 Five companies moved to Baltimore, Md.
April 19 Attacked in streets of Baltimore
Returned to Philadelphia and reorganized for three years
May 31 Mustered in to date from May 5 under Colonel Max Einstein, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Angeroth and Major William Schoenleber
June 17-18 Moved to Washington, D.C. and attached to 1st Brigade, Miles’ Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Va.
July 21
Battle of Bull Run
July Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.
August Attached to Blenker’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
September 7 Adolph Bushbeck was appointed lieutenant colonel and Lorenz Cantador appointed to major.
October 2 Colonel Einstein resigned, Lieutenant Colonel Buschbeck was promoted to colonel and Major Cantador promoted to lieutenant colonel.
December Attached to Stahel’s Brigade, Blenker’s Division, Army of the Potomac
1862
March Attached to 1st Brigade, Blenker’s 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, then 1st Brigade, Blenker’s Division, Dept. of the Mountains
May to August Operations in the Shenandoah Valley
June 8
Battle of Cross Keys

The regiment lost one officer and 14 men killed, and 3 officers and 87 men wounded.

June Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division. 1st Corps, Army of Virginia
June-August At Sperryville and Centreville
August 16-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Bull Run
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
October Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac
November 16 Reconnaissance to Snicker’s Ferry and Berryville
November 28-30 Reconnaissance to Snicker’s Ferry and Berryville
December 10-15 March to Fredericksburg, Va.
December Duty at Falmouth and Brooks’ Station
1863
April 14-15 Operations at Welford’s, Kelly’s and Beverly Fords
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Lorenz Cantador.

From the monument:

July 1, 1863. The Regiment moved with the Brigade on the afternoon to N.E. side of Gettysburg where it became actively engaged covering the retreat of the Corps. It then withdrew to this position where after dark of the 2nd it assisted in repulsing a desperate assault of the enemy. It subsequently moved into the cemetery where it remained until the close of battle.

Present at Gettysburg: 19 officers and 305 men. Killed and mortally wounded 2 officers and 7 men. Wounded 3 officers and 23 men. Captured 1 officer and 75 men. Total 111.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
August-September Duty on line of the Rapidan, near Bristoe Station
September 24-October 3 Movement to Bridgeport, Ala.; transferred to Army of the Cumberland
October 25-28 March along Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to Lookout Valley, Tenn.
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29 Battle of Wauhatchie
November 16 Lieutenant Colonel Cantador discharged
November 23-27 Battle of Chattanooga
November 23 Orchard Knob
November 23-24 Tunnel Hill
November 25 Mission Ridge
November 27-December 17 March to relief of Knoxville
December Duty in Lookout Valley
1864
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
May 1-25 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 8 Dug Gap, or Mill Creek
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Near Cassville
May 22-25 Advance on Dallas
May 25 Left front
June 11 Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 109th Pennsylvania.